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OIC reiterated support for the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir

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(Jeddah- AlummahWorld-Muharram 23, 1437, November 5, 2015) The Pakistan Consulate in Jeddah, in conjunction with the OIC, held a photo-seminar to mark Black Kashmir Day and express solidarity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir on Monday 2nd November 2015 at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah.

The event was attended by OIC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Ambassador Abdullah Abdulrahman Alim, Pakistan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Manzoor ul Haq, Pakistan’s Consul General in Jeddah Shehryar Akbar Khan, President of the Kashmir Committee Masoud Puri and the true representative of the people of Kashmir Ghulam Muhammad Safi.

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In his opening speech, Alim—who is also the OIC Secretary General's Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir—reiterated the OIC's support for the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir in their struggle for their legitimate rights. He also stressed OIC’s advocacy of protecting their civil rights, notably their right to self-determination.

Ambassador Manzoor ul Haq expressed his thanks and appreciation to the OIC General Secretariat and the Secretary General for their efforts to support the legitimate cause of Jammu and Kashmir in the international fora. He also warned against the continuation of violations and escalation of oppression against the people of Kashmir.

Consul General Khan said the event aims to highlight 68 years of Kashmiri suffering and coincides with the landing of Indian forces on 27th October, 1947, in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the issue has been on the OIC's agenda since the early days.